Meols (Southport)



It is with great sadness that we hear that Walter has passed away on April 14th after a short illness.
All friends are invited to attend the funeral service on Thursday May 12th at Southport Crematorium at 13.00.
A cheerful and colourful dress code is requested.
Family flowers only please but any donations can be made to the MacMillan Cancer Support charity.

Who wants to watch 2001 a space odyssey?

In 1968 a film was released in the UK which made a great impact.
“2001: A Space Odyssey” was the screen interpretation of Arthur C Clarke’s novel about exploration of the universe and the origins of man.
Stanley Kubrik’s meticulous direction meant the movie took 3 years to make, and used what were for the time state-of-the-art camera work and production techniques. Looking at science fiction movies since, it is difficult to realise that 2001 was made without computers and CGI in particular.
It is a movie which must be seen on a cinema screen and with optimum sound equipment.
Southport U3a is promoting a special showing of the movie at the Bijou Cinema in Post Office Avenue, Southport. This luxurious 75-seat venue has particularly comfortable seating and a bar which permits drinks and snacks to be taken into the auditorium.
Post Office Avenue runs from Lord Street through to Anchor Street, and is just up from Sainsburys.
This will be on 24 May 2022 at 215 The movie takes 2.5 hours and will be preceded by a short introduction of the movie . There will be no adverts or trailers.
There is a suggestion that those interested might like to take an early dinner afterwards. Details on that to follow.
To cover our costs we need 20 people at £7.59 a head . If we get a larger group we will reduce the price , and if we filled it , the cost would be £2 a head!
Members of other local U3as are welcome to join us. If you are interested contact Paul Carter on
07958 598326 or via

(I watched this back in 1970... bored rigid, wasted 2.5 hours of my life but it's your choice)

Mates NOT Dates

Have you ever wanted to go somewhere, or attend an event, but don’t really have anyone to go with? Then this is for you. If you want to go, say, to the Southport Food Festival, or the streaming of a ballet at Vue, then pass a note to the Group Co-ordinator at the monthly meeting (allowing a reasonable of time) and it will be announced. You should provide your name and contact details, and what it is you want to do. You may be surprised by how many people would like to join you, and, of course, there is no other continuing commitment.

Meols’ Evening Meals

Fine Dining has run successfully for many years, arranging quality lunches at venues around Southport. In addition to lunches, we should also like to provide a similar experience for those who would like to make and meet new friends over evening dinner.

The aim is to arrange evening meals at venues around Southport, or maybe beyond. It will be as much about meeting new people, as it will about eating, so you won’t always be with people you already know, though couples and close friends will be together to share wine.

Southport is blessed with many eateries covering a wide range of interesting cuisines. During the early stages, we should like to try different “world foods”. Our first venture will be a Chinese banquet at Lings on Kings. Ling is well known for her humour as well as for excellent food. We intend to run these meals on the fourth Tuesday of each month, beginning on Tuesday 22 March.

We have arranged a Chinese banquet at £17 a head including tips. Drinks will be ordered and paid for separately. If you are interested then please pay at the next monthly meeting on Friday 18 February or email Tony & Hilary Dalton on

Gardening Group
It is with great sadness that we have to tell you of the death of Sylvia, leader of the Gardening Group. After a brief illness she passed away in hospital last week-end.
She will be greatly missed as she was the driving force behind a wonderful Gardening Group.
The Xmas dinner that she had organised has been postponed until January 13th where we can all recall happy memories from the years of gardening group outings and visits.